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Times of the Islands Magazine

Beauty Column - Beauty Trends (November-December 2021)

Nov 21, 2021 08:33PM ● By Beth Luberecki

Are you a lipstick lover or face-cream fanatic? Then you’re in the right place. Every issue, we give you the lowdown on fabulous fragrances, luxurious lotions, must-have makeup, and everything in between. Because whether you’re a laid-back surfer babe or a total product junkie, you know it’s a beautiful thing to look as good as you feel.  


PERFECT YOUR PORES Wish your pores weren’t so prominent? Try the Bliss Disappearing Act Niacinamide PC + Pore Vanish Pore Shrink & Blur Serum ($19.99). Suitable for all skin types, the intensive formulation includes ingredients like niacinamide PC (a form of vitamin B3) to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, mushroom and rose canina extracts to reduce oiliness and tighten and minimize the appearance of pores, and green tea extract to help balance skin and protect it from free-radical damage. You should see results as the days go by, and you’ll be getting them without using parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, or petrolatum. Find the serum and a complimentary pore-reducing toner from Bliss at local Target stores. 


STICK TO IT The multitasking Urban Decay Stay Naked Face & Lip Tint ($26) makes it simple to look good on the go. Packaged in a compact, twist-up stick that’s easy to stash in a purse or travel bag, the long-lasting formula comes in seven shades that offer a subtle touch of color for cheeks or lips. The vegan tint is also infused with fermented kombucha and marula oils to keep things moisturized and provide a healthy glow. Find it at Ulta Beauty’s Fort Myers locations at the Ulta Beauty - Bell Tower (239-334-0659,, Ulta Beauty - Cypress Woods Shopping Center (239-766-4107), and Ulta Beauty - Gulf Coast Town Center (239-766-4283) or at the Ulta stores at Ulta Beauty - Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Ulta Beauty - Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522). 


RESPECT FOR RINGLETS Care for your curls with Kérastase Paris’s targeted Curl Manifesto Set ($39-$64). The expertly formulated products feature ingredients such as manuka honey for moisture and shine and patented cementing ceramides to reinforce weak hair from within. The collection includes a hydrating shampoo, lightweight conditioner, nourishing mask, frizz-reducing leave-in cream, multiuse scalp and hair oil, curl-enhancing and -defining gel cream, and curl-refreshing spray, all designed to hydrate your tresses while also strengthening and defining curls no matter the weather or time of year. Find Kérastase products locally at Studio RK Salon in Fort Myers (239-489-4144, and Cre8 Salon & Spa in Cape Coral (239-458-2704).  


PARTY READY It’s that time of year when you want to be at your best for holiday photos and get-togethers. Flower Beauty can help with its Red Carpet Secret Eye Bright Palette ($13.79). Available in four shades (fair, light, medium, or deep), the palette features a priming balm to prep your under-eye area. Two blendable shades of caffeine-infused concealer help you find just the right mix to cover dark circles and pigmentation. Then finish it off with the setting powder infused with microfine pearls, which brightens the under-eyes and provides a soft-focus type of effect so you’re picture-perfect. Find it at local CVS stores.